Website The Guardian
The Guardian is one of the world’s biggest liberal news organisations. We are renowned for our ground-breaking independent journalism, our award-winning digital products and excellent engineering team. Development of digital products is central to the Guardian.
We are looking for an Android Software Developer to join our growing engineering department.
About the role
Developing products, features and services for The Guardian’s Android apps within the mobile product roadmap.
Participation in software design, estimation of development tasks, unit-testing, QA process, troubleshooting & code debugging.
Assisting with training of peers in Android technologies.
Liaison with stakeholders including, but not limited to Product Managers, Designers and other developers and third party SDK partners.
Demonstrated competence in Android programming with Kotlin, and preferably Java.
Experience of working with either RxJava or Coroutines/Flow, and willingness to learn the other.
Experience with MVVM architecture, Jetpack libraries, and working with WebViews.
Comfortable working with both cutting edge technologies as well as legacy code.
Experience working in Agile development environments.
Experience with unit testing, instrumented testing, and Test Driven Development.
Commercial experience with Jetpack Compose is a bonus.
What we offer
Flexible working (see below for details).
Generous pension scheme; if you contribute 5% then the Guardian will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age).
Mental and Physical Health insurance and dental scheme.
28 days annual leave per annum (increasing to 30 in FY 23/24).
Up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay.
Multi-faith prayer room.
Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership.
Paid volunteering days.
Annual season ticket loan.
We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for new developers at the Guardian is £60,000.
We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, different lived experiences and different perspectives. A diverse team means we can better reflect and engage our global audience. We believe in hiring the best people from the widest pool, and also in including them, fostering a culture where people’s voices can be heard and our employees look forward to coming to work.
More about flexible working
We are a remote-friendly company.
We see real value in face-to-face collaboration and we also understand the benefits of working remotely and the flexibility this offers.
In particular, we want to build diverse and inclusive teams, where everyone can do their best work.
Different roles carry different expectations, and for the role for which you’re applying, we’d typically expect to see you in the office, on average, twice a month. If you want to come in a lot more than that, that’s great too.
We also support a variety of flexible working requests.
To apply please upload your CV via https://workforus.theguardian.com/index.php/jobs/kin00026c/. You must already have the right to work in the UK.
Our interview process involves 2 stages: a face to face interview and a pairing test, we are currently running the interview process remotely.
We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.
At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.